We have been applying RPM technology to nut species for many years now with very significant positive results for pecans, chestnuts, and black walnuts. We have demonstrated earlier and larger commercial yields. It also is fairly understandable that a nut tree with accelerated growth will yield nuts sooner and in greater quantities than its smaller alternative.
In the field of the fruit industry, we have applied the technology to apple trees, grapes, and citrus trees. We are awaiting the detailed scientific analysis so reliable projections can be made.
Food production was not the initial focus of the technology and is therefore our newest area of R&D and field analysis. We believe that many of the current projects in developing markets around the world, would significantly benefit with the application of RPM trees (cashew, pistachio, orange, apricot, plum, olive, etc.). We have begun many R&D initiatives on our own with the assistance of a well known university agroforestry research center, but we welcome R&D partnerships our development contracts with interested parties.
Our initial interest in the nut industry was fueled by the early results we had with RPM hardwoods. We see on a regular bassis, RPM oaks generating acorns at year 3-5 when normally they occur at year 20. The obvious question led us to our current R&D program. If the technology does that for oak trees, what will it do for nut trees?